Experience of a Lifetime Gala Sponsorship

February 9, 2018 - Paul Downey

Our annual gala, Experience of a Lifetime, is quickly approaching! Experience of a Lifetime is a very special evening that includes a cocktail reception, gourmet dinner, wine grab, live auction, entertainment and more. Guests enjoy a night of fun and festivities while helping support the programs and services of Serving Seniors.

We’re looking for gala sponsors! Do you know anyone who might be interested? We’d love to meet them!

Why consider a sponsorship? Show your friends and colleagues a memorable evening, share your brand with hundreds of well-connected, affluent San Diegans and support a meaningful mission.

For more information about sponsorships, please contact Luke Dumas, Associate Director of Development, Corporate and Foundation Relations at luke.dumas@servingseniors.org.

What Your Ticket Purchase or Sponsorship Supports

Proceeds from Experience of a Lifetime support lifesaving programs and services that low-income seniors in San Diego rely on. Serving Seniors proudly provides our programs and services to our clients free of charge. By attending or supporting this memorable gala, you’ll be providing meals, healthcare, supportive services, senior-friendly housing and much more for nearly 5,000 seniors right here in San Diego.


Special Thanks to Our Sponsors

Invitation to Our Experience of a Lifetime Gala

February 2, 2018 - Paul Downey

Our annual gala, Experience of a Lifetime, is quickly approaching! Experience of a Lifetime is a very special evening that includes a cocktail reception, gourmet dinner, wine grab, live auction, entertainment and more. Guests enjoy a night of fun and festivities while helping support the programs and services of Serving Seniors.

We hope you can join us for this special evening on Thursday, May 3 at the elegant Del Mar Country Club.

Proceeds from Experience of a Lifetime support lifesaving programs and services that low-income seniors in San Diego rely on. Serving Seniors proudly provides our programs and services to our clients free of charge. By attending or supporting this memorable gala, you’ll be providing meals, healthcare, supportive services, senior-friendly housing and much more for nearly 5,000 seniors right here in San Diego.


Special Thanks to Our Sponsors


Last Chance to Help Vulnerable Seniors

December 29, 2017 - Paul Downey

With just a few days left in 2017, we want to thank everyone who has donated this holiday season, and throughout the year. This year we had more seniors than ever before come to us for Christmas Day meals, and we were able to feed every single one of them, thanks to you.

We were able to nourish their bodies and their spirits, because of your support: the seniors enjoyed festive holiday meals, music and camaraderie. We’re proud to be able to provide meals and socialization opportunities, and help stave off holiday season loneliness for San Diego’s seniors.

An Uncertain Future

But our work isn’t done — with new legislation and an uncertain year ahead, we need your support more than ever. If you haven’t already made a holiday gift, please consider doing so now. The most common reason that our senior neighbors come to us is to receive a meal. No one is ever turned away, and we serve nearly 2,000 meals to more than 800 seniors every single day of the year.

Our senior neighbors face an unpredictable future, one that will likely present new challenges and force them to make more difficult decisions than ever before. In the spirit of the holidays, please make a donation to help us feed our senior clients, most of whom are already trying to survive on Social Security incomes of less than $1,000/month. Every contribution, however large or small, helps a senior in need.

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Last-Minute Giving Options and Tips

December 27, 2017 - Paul Downey

Some last-minute giving options and tax deduction tips from Paul Downey, our President and CEO.

More Info:

  1. MAIL A CHECK

    Serving Seniors
    525 14th Street, Suite 200
    San Diego, CA 92101

  2. DONATE ONLINE

    donatenow.networkforgood.org/servingseniors

  3. DONATE OVER THE PHONE

    Please call 619-487-0701.

  4. GIFTS OF APPRECIATED STOCK

    To transfer a gift of stock to Serving Seniors, please provide your broker with this information:

    Serving Seniors’ Broker: Charles Schwab
    Account Name: Serving Seniors Cash Reserves
    Account Number: 9199-5187
    DTC Number: 0164
    Serving Seniors’ Tax ID: 95-2850121

    Please notify Lori Gremel of your intent to make a gift of stock, so that we can acknowledge your gift and provide you with information for your tax return.

    Lori Gremel, Chief Development and External Affairs Officer: lori.gremel@servingseniors.org or 619-487-0608.

Why IRA Rollovers and Gifts of Stock Make Excellent End-of-Year Donations

December 14, 2017 - Paul Downey

Paul Downey, our President & CEO, shares why IRA rollovers and gifts of appreciated stock make excellent end-of-year giving options!

More Info:

  1. GIFTS OF APPRECIATED STOCK

    To transfer a gift of stock to Serving Seniors, please provide your broker with this information:

    Serving Seniors’ Broker: Charles Schwab
    Account Name: Serving Seniors Cash Reserves
    Account Number: 9199-5187
    DTC Number: 0164
    Serving Seniors’ Tax ID: 95-2850121

    Please notify Lori Gremel of your intent to make a gift of stock, so that we can acknowledge your gift and provide you with information for your tax return.

    Lori Gremel, Chief Development and External Affairs Officer: lori.gremel@servingseniors.org or 619-487-0608.

  2. IRA ROLLOVERS

    Taxpayers age 70 ½ or older may transfer up to $100,000 annually from their IRA account directly to charity without first having to recognize the distribution as income; this means you avoid paying income tax on the distributed amount. Please contact your IRA administrator for information and forms, and let us know of your intent by contacting Lori Gremel, Chief Development and External Affairs Officer: lori.gremel@servingseniors.org or 619-487-0608.

  3. DONATE BY CREDIT CARD

    donatenow.networkforgood.org/servingseniors

  4. MAIL A CHECK

    Serving Seniors
    525 14th Street, Suite 200
    San Diego, CA 92101

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